Frequently Asked Questions

 
Below are the most frequently asked questions about BMS. Click on each question to find the response. If you cannot find the information you are looking for, please contact us.
Supervision of students begins at 7:00 a.m. Students are released to class at 7:15 a.m. Students are counted tardy after 7:30 a.m. The dismissal process begins at 2:40. 
Yes, students can pay for their lockers and agendas at Open House or at the beginning of the school year. The combined fees for both are $20. Students may purchase replacement agendas in the media center for $10.
Yes, students are allowed to bring a book bag, but it must be kept in their lockers during the school day. Rolling book bags are NOT allowed.
 
Coats in the winter are encouraged; however, they will be kept in the student’s locker during the school day. We encourage students to have a sweatshirt for cooler rooms. Please refer to the dress code for acceptable sweatshirts.
​Yes, students are allowed to bring cell phones to school. Per our agenda, "Cell phones, music devices, cameras, and other communication devices shall not be seen, used, or heard in the school building or at car rider unless directed by the teacher. Watches may not be used as communication devices or notification devices." Devices should be turned off and placed in book bags before entering the school building. Devices should remain in student lockers for the entire day unless directed by a teacher for a specific period. Devices may be retrieved from bookbags and turned on once the student is on the bus or in the car leaving campus. If a phone is taken up due to non-instructional use, students will receive discipline consequences and a parent must make arrangements to pick up the phone before or after school. Office hours are from 7:00 a.m. – 3:15 p.m.
Parents are discouraged from bringing items such as lunches or projects to school. Office personnel will not interrupt instructional time to deliver items to students.
You may call the front office, however, please be aware that we do NOT call students from class to speak to a parent on the phone or give students messages unless it is a dire emergency.
To make transportation changes, parents/guardians must
  • come by the school in person; or
  • send a written note with a contact number included; or
  • send an email to our front office staff before 2:15 p.m.
 
Please ensure your child knows how he/she is getting home from school.
To avoid interruption and the loss of instructional time, checking out from school should be limited. If a parent wishes to check a child out before dismissal, the parent must come to the office to sign the student out. Anyone checking out a student must be named as a contact on the Student Information Sheet or in PowerSchool as well as provide picture identification. Please note: No checkouts are allowed after 2:15 p.m.
Please contact the teacher directly. You may email all employees using the same format firstname.lastname@bufordcityschools.org or access our staff directory.
You can access the BMS Calendar by clicking here. Also, you can access the BCSS Calendar by clicking here.
Visit our PTO page on our school website for officers, email address, volunteer opportunities, and this year's happenings.
Visit our Title I page on our school website for more information. If you still have questions, feel free to call or email our Assistant Principal, Laura Beth Short. Our phone number is 770-904-3690.
Visit the Resources and Links page on our system website. Scroll down and click on the Fingerprinting Procedures link.